Home Data Wiring
If you are considering networking your home, make sure you talk to us about the advantages of Structured Wiring. Or if you are building a new custom home or renovating a home, make sure it will not be obsolete as soon as it is completed.
High Definition Television (HDTV) and other digital products and services require special wiring. Structured wiring is a term that came from the computer world to the field of home electronics. This wiring serves your need for information capacity.
Structured wire may resemble a tangle of copper wire and glass cables, but what it creates is bandwidth. As the world switches from analog waves to digital signal, bandwidth will continue to become increasingly critical.
Computers talk to each other (and to other devices such as printers, scanners, and cameras) in a digital language. Today, more and more electronics come equipped with tiny computers, and they are beginning to talk to each other digitally. As the need for digital transmission grows, speed will become an issue, and structured wiring can fulfill the need for speed.
About the Cables
A structured wire consists of two multi-mode fiber optic lines, two RG6-Quad shield coaxial cables, and two Category 5 or 5E or 5-plus communication cables. Fiber optic lines provide ultra-wide bandwidth and feature greater reliability than copper. Fiber Optic transmission is just beginning to grow, and soon all creators of media systems technology will handle digital communications via fiber. It simply works better. The coaxial cable connects the DVD player to the television, for example. HDTV and cable modems communicate with this type of cable also. Two cables are needed to carry information both in and out of your home. The C-5 cable is used for your telephone, fax, and computer.
Structured Wiring goes from a central hub through the walls to outlets or jacks. Each termination point has its own cable run. The National Electric Code (NEC) requires installation of Structured Wiring at least six inches away from any electrical wiring in the walls. The least expensive way to do this is when the house is being built or renovated, but wires can be pulled through existing walls also.
Wiring for Today and Tomorrow
If you choose to wire your home, wire it with more than you need because, as we have seen, technology moves at a fast pace, so even if your don't need the extra capacity today, you will tomorrow.